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TITLE "Gribouillis (Scribbles)" (抽象化)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE
44
44
7
TECH SPECS SLC SD card
3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
2×RGB P5 RGB PH5-16S-C-HX (2012-9-8) / K-FP5-0210
WEIGHT
9.2
19
CRATE SIZE
53.5
53.3
18
EXPOSURE “Noir Blanc” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS Ryan Nimmo (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Abstraction has a name in every language. Scribbles, scrawls, gribouillis. Some sound similar to English, the Germans’ Abstraktion and the Spanish abstracción. Others are totally unrecognizable, the Chinese Chōuxiàng huà, Swahili uchukuaji or Vietnamese trừu tượng. Every culture needs a word to express those indistinguishable blobs of colors, lines, or even words and ideas that sometimes crop up accidentally (or purposefully) in the real world, or in the mind. Anthropologists suggest that thinking in abstraction was what allowed us to branch off from monkeys and all the other species to develop language and become so startlingly successful. Maybe that success came at a price though. Abstraction is the lack of specifics, the absence of meticulous planning or concrete facts and figures. It can be frightening. Its very definition means dealing with ideas rather than events or, freedom from representational qualities i.e. nothing totally discernable. Maybe this is why abstract art seems to draw such a split of opinion, the lovers and the haters. Perhaps it’s all just a matter of what you see in the abstractions, what you can pick out of the blobs of gribouillis. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Sydney.
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